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Easy Movement Facilities for Users' Comfort in Shopping Malls in Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan
Memon, Reena Majid; Talpur, Bushra Danish; Nazir, Humaira et al.
2022In Xi'an Shiyou Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban), 18 (9), p. 37-51
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Keywords :
Comfort; Easy Movement; Satisfaction; Shopping Malls; Respondents; Users; Sindh
Abstract :
[en] In society, shopping plays a part in outdoor activity. With the passage of time, different societies develop different modes of shopping by following particular societal values and norms. Modern shopping is a modified activity that is widely adopted by shopping malls. In this new set of shopping activities, users of shopping malls are not interested only in shopping but also in allied facilities like a ramp, main entrance of the mall, wheelchair, information desk/ reception, informal seating, signage system/wayfinding, emergency exit, central circulation, horizontal circulation, wide walkways/corridors, staircase, elevator/lift, escalators and cargo lift. Some basic facilities are unavoidable while designing a shopping mall, but these facilities may differ in different shopping malls. One of the specialities of the specific mall is a user-based facility which is the main attribute of shopping malls. This study emphasises selected attributes of a shopping mall, i.e., easy movement facilities. Emerald Mall in the city of Karachi, Pakistan, was selected as a case study building. A quantitative and qualitative research methodology has been adopted; the collected data was then presented statistically. An analysis of the findings has been carried out according to the standard attributes of the shopping mall. The conclusion of the study includes that some of the areas of Emerald Mall are well established, but there is still a need for improvements in many areas, such as the ramp, main entrance of the mall, wheelchair, information desk/reception, informal seating, signage system/wayfinding, emergency exit, central circulation, horizontal circulation, wide walkways/corridors, staircase, elevator/lift, escalators, and cargo lift. The research establishes its contribution as the provision of framework and modular analysis of selected study for a contextual approach to architectural design development. This study recommends innovation for the future in the design of the selected mall in order to address the discrepancies identified.
Research center :
Department of Architecture & Planning, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET), Karachi, Pakistan
Disciplines :
Architecture
Author, co-author :
Memon, Reena Majid;  Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET), Karachi, Pakistan > Department of Architecture & Planning
Talpur, Bushra Danish;  Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET), Karachi, Pakistan > Department of Architecture & Planning
Nazir, Humaira;  Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, Pakistan > Department of Architecture
Kaka, Zoya Gul;  Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan > Department of Architecture
Mahar, Waqas Ahmed  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Urban and Environmental Engineering  ; Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Airport Road, Baleli, Quetta 87300, Pakistan > Department of Architecture
Language :
English
Title :
Easy Movement Facilities for Users' Comfort in Shopping Malls in Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan
Publication date :
04 September 2022
Journal title :
Xi'an Shiyou Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)
ISSN :
1673-064X
Publisher :
Xi'an Shiyou University, Huyi District, Xi'An, China
Volume :
18
Issue :
9
Pages :
37-51
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Development Goals :
8. Decent work and economic growth
Funding text :
Department of Architecture & Planning, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET), Karachi, Pakistan; Department of Architecture, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Airport Road, Baleli, Quetta 87300, Pakistan; Department of Architecture, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan
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